March 21, 2015

In 1993 I had a dream of buying some land and turning it into a therapeutic farm for kids.

I looked at this property and it was perfect, save for the fact that I couldn’t afford it, nor would I have been able to start such a big venture without the right support. But I loved the farm and it stayed in my heart.

Last year I drove by the farm and it was in terrible disrepair.  It broke my heart to see the once beautiful property in such dire need.  But alas, the story has a happy ending.

Recently the farm was purchased by former professional basketball player Rusty LaRue and his family.  The LaRues are painstakingly restoring the farm to its former glory. I couldn’t be happier.

I had an idea to do a photo shoot at the farm with some of my photo league students.  We were able to shoot there today on this amazingly beautiful day thanks to the gracious LaRue family.

This is what it’s all about for me.  Taking time outside in the beautiful weather to photograph.  It was a glorious day.

There are lots of photos to look at here…and yes, there is an old piano on the front porch!  It was found on the property, among many other old treasures.


February 1, 2015

I got to spend the day with my daughter.

We drove up to her college in the beautiful mountains to take her a few things that she left behind after winter break, including her pet rat Rhodi (whom you will see in photos hanging out in her roommate’s hair!). Her boyfriend William came along, too, and we had a lovely day.

It’s all too short when I get to see her, but I cherish every minute.  And her campus is lovely, the perfect place for her: nestled in a valley, surrounded by a farm and the beautiful mountains.